Dog braves traffic to stick by fatally struck pal

This image provided by County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control shows a black lab dog standing by another dog that was hit Saturday, April 14, 2012, in La Puente, Calif. Animal care officials removed the injured animal and took the black lab to Baldwin Park Animal Care Center and it was made available for adoption soon. Officials named her "Grace." AP Photo/County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control

(AP) LA PUENTE, Calif. - Los Angeles county animal control officials are heralding the loyalty of a black Labrador retriever that braved traffic to stay by another dog that was fatally struck by a car.

A motorist who saw the dogs on a La Puente street Wednesday morning put down traffic cones to alert other drivers and shot video of the dogs. The video released Saturday showed the female Labrador lying next to a motionless, yellow Labrador as vehicles pass dangerously close to them.

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control says the 2-year-old dog, who animal shelter staff and volunteers have named Grace, appears to have been well cared for.

However, nobody has come forward to claim her so she is up for adoption.

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